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Wednesday, May 4, 2016

May The 4th ~ Mike Hannan ~ Repair Work ~ Funny Dogs ~ Couscous/Basmati Rice/Thai Red Rice/Wild Rice/Brown Rice & Salmon ~ International Firefighter's Day


Good 54ยบ cloudy morning.
 
Today is Star Wars Day!!! MAY THE 4TH BE WITH YOU~

 
 
Today is a special day... firstly it's 5-4 but a special friend, Mike Hannan (former RR Fire Chief) is celebrating today and his birthdate is  5-4-54 !!!! How cool is that! HAPPY BIRTHDAY MIKE! We'll celebrate soon!

Mike was here yesterday and did a bunch of mowing.... 

Thanks Mike!!!!
Dude kept and eye on him...

Mike wanted to get a lot of the mowing done before the predicted rains coming today. After he left it did rain for a little while. More expected today with thunderstorms!
 
I surprised myself yesterday. I had just read an article on line about cost of water and how to tell if your toilet is leaking. Plumber costs are high, and I sort of thought I had a leak, strange noises occasionally and was getting ready to call my plumber   ... so the article said to add some food coloring to the tank and if it shows up in the toilet bowl, you have a leak. Then it said what to do with a screwdriver. I did what they said and hot diggity it worked!!!!
 
 
These shared by Dave Clark (LASD ret) ... too funny!!




 
 
Historically this date...
1932 – In Atlanta, Georgiamobster Al Capone begins serving an eleven-year prison sentence for tax evasion.

1946 – In San Francisco BayU.S. Marines from the nearby Treasure Island Naval Basestop a two-day riot at Alcatraz federal prison. Five people are killed in the riot.

1946 – In San Francisco BayU.S. Marines from the nearby Treasure Island Naval Basestop a two-day riot at Alcatraz federal prison. Five people are killed in the riot.

1988 – The PEPCON disaster rocks Henderson, Nevada, as tons of space shuttle fueldetonate during a fire.

1998 – A federal judge in Sacramento, California, gives "UnabomberTheodore Kaczynski four life sentences plus 30 years after Kaczynski accepts a plea agreement sparing him from the death penalty.

 

 


And births this date include..

1929 – Audrey Hepburn, Anglo-Dutch actress (d. 1993)

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1937 – Dick Dale, American guitarist

..... and the Del-Tones. We'd go to Balboa to see him!

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1954 – Pia Zadora, American actress

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1959 – Randy Travis, American musician

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Later dinner was another concoction... I had some smoked salmon that Dave (LASD ret) and Pam Clark gave me when they stopped in for a visit. (Thanks guys!!)

 
So, I cooked a mixture of couscous, Basmati rice medley (Basmati rice, wild rice, and mixed vegetables & herbs from Trader Joe's), Thai Red rice, and long grain brown rice... I mixed them all together...



Two cups of the rice/couscous mix went in the rice cooker with water to cover....

The salmon filet went into the steam rack over the rice...

Dished up... with mayonnaise on the fish....
                                            OMGOOOOOD!!!!!
 
 
Then it was chair, wine, TV, and a couple phone calls from pals.
 
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Hump Day. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
May 4th
(If this isn't ironic... Mike having been a firefighter!)
International Firefighter's Day